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Passage Tickets & Contracts - 1890s

All Passage Contracts & Tickets for the 1890s available at the GG Archives. These unique contracts represent primary source documents of the voyage of many immigrants. Our collection includes a variety of types and classes and provides an invaluable account of the cost of passage.

Immigrant's Prepaid Passage Receipt from Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen 1891

Receipt and contract for third class passage from Bremen to New York in 1891 on board a steamship of the North German Lloyd for a German Emigrant.

The price paid for transportation does not include subsistence or lodging while in transit, except on the trip from Bremen to New York, or from Southampton to New York.

Passengers in must supply themselves with blankets, as well as eating and washing utensils, at their own expense.

Includes Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value calculations.

1891-10-10 Purchaser's Receipt for Prepaid Passage - Bremen to New York via Southampton

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 10 October 1891 / August 1893
  • Steamship Line: Norddeutscher Lloyd
  • Steamship: SS Trave
  • Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton
  • Ticket Type: Purchaser's Receipt for Prepaid Passage
  • Voyage Class: 3rd Class
  • Name on Contract: Albert August Komhoff
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): German
  • Contract Terms: Limited
  • Cost of Ticket: $24.00 / $704.00 in 2020 USD

1895 Dutch Steerage Passage Contract on the Cunard Line for a German Immigrant. The Voyage Took Him from Rotterdam to New York via Liverpool.

Original steamship ticket contract for Heinrich Hermes, 21, of Germany who arrived in New York on 8 June 1895 aboard the Cunard Steamship Lucania (for the Liverpool to New York via Queenstown portion of his journey.) He was processed as an immigrant through Ellis Island. He was a Laborer and his intended destination was New York.

Includes Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value calculations.

1895-05-29 Passage Contract - Rotterdam to New York via Liverpool

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 29 May 1895
  • Steamship Line: Cunard Line
  • Steamship: RMS Lucania
  • Route: Rotterdam to New York via Liverpool
  • Ticket Type: Passage Contract
  • Voyage Class: Steerage
  • Name on Contract: Heinrich Hermes
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): German
  • Contract Terms: Translated from German
  • Cost of Ticket: M. 100 or about $23.62 in 1899 USD / $751.00 in 2020 USD

Immigrant Passage Contract - Sweden to New York, Cunard Line Campania 1897

Steamship steerage passage contract for a 25 year-old Swedish servant, immigrating to America from Gothenburg, Sweden on 7 April 1897. She took a small coastal steamer from Gothenburg to Grimsby, England, a train from Hull to Liverpool and boarded the Cunard steamship Campania for the voyage to New York arriving on 17 April 1897.

1897-04-07 Passage Contract - Gothenburg to New York via Hull and Liverpool

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 7 April 1897
  • Steamship Line: Cunard Steamship Company
  • Steamship: RMS Campania
  • Route: Gothenburg to New York via Hull and Liverpool
  • Ticket Type: Passage Contract
  • Voyage Class: Steerage
  • Name on Contract: Augusta Collin
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): Swedish
  • Contract Terms: Translated from Swedish
  • Cost of Ticket: Not Stated

Prepaid Steamship Ticket Memorandum, American Line, 1897

1897 Steamship Ticket Memorandum (Ticket Receipt) for a Prepaid Second Cabin passage on the American Line Steamship St. Louis for Passenger R. L. Laplace. The Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives also has the passenger list for the voyage this ticket was purchased for.

Includes Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value calculations.

1897-10-02 Prepaid Memorandum - Southampton to New York

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 2 October 1897
  • Steamship Line: American Line
  • Steamship: SS St. Louis
  • Route: Southampton to New York
  • Ticket Type: Prepaid Memorandum
  • Voyage Class: Second Cabin
  • Name on Contract: Mr. J. L. Laplace
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): British
  • Contract Terms: Limited - First part of round-trip ticket
  • Cost of Ticket: $49.10 / $1,580.00 in 2020 USD
  • Note: Passenger was on board the 2 October 1897 voyage of the Steamship St. Louis from Southampton to New York

Prepaid Steamship Ticket - Second Cabin - American Line 1898

This receipt was prepared by the ticket agent and represent the left side of the prepaid steamship passage contract that would have been forwarded to the immigrants named in the contract.

Includes Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value calculations.

1898-11-11 Prepaid Memorandum - Eastward from New York

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 11 November 1898
  • Steamship Line: American Line
  • Steamship: Not Stated
  • Route: Eastward from New York
  • Ticket Type: Prepaid Memorandum
  • Voyage Class: Second Cabin
  • Name on Contract: Lloyd E. Brown and Leslie D. Brown
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): American
  • Contract Terms: Not Stated
  • Cost of Ticket: $88.00 / $2,830.00 in 2020 USD

 

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